The Art of Practicing

A Guide to Making Music from the Heart

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Author: Madeline Bruser

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307833747

Category: Music

Page: 288

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This landmark book enlightens amateur and professional musicians about a way of practicing that transforms a sometimes frustrating, monotonous, and overly strenuous labor into an exhilarating and rewarding experience. Acclaimed pianist and teacher Madeline Bruser combines physiological and meditative principles to help musicians release physical and mental tension and unleash their innate musical talent. She offers practical techniques for cultivating free and natural movement, a keen enjoyment of sounds and sensations, a clear and relaxed mind, and an open heart and she explains how to Prepare the body and mind to practice with ease Understand the effect of posture on flexibility and expressiveness Make efficient use of the hands and arms Employ listening techniques to improve coordination Increase the range of color and dynamics by using less effort Cultivate rhythmic vitality Perform with confidence, warmth, and freedom Photographs show essential points of posture and movement for a variety of instruments.

The Art of Practicing and the Art of Communication in Financial Planning

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Author: Harold Evensky,Alexandra Armstrong,Sid Mittra

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9386446030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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The Art of Practicing and the Art of Communication in Financial Planning is a rare collection of 80 essays on what constitutes the art of practicing financial planning and the art of communication in financial planning. The contributors represent the best brains in the financial planning profession. The insightful articles will help planners to effectively use their technical skills toward ensuring their clients’ financial success and well-being. The book can be used as a supplement to Practicing Financial Planning: For Professionals and CFP® Aspirants (12th Edition) published in 2016 by SAGE Publications.

The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence

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Author: James W. Goll

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768499186

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The presence of God is meant to be more than just an occasional event during Sunday morning Worship---you are meant to live in God's presence! In The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence, James W. Goll uncovers ancient and nearly forgotten keys to deeper intimacy with Christ Jesus while revealing the ease of working with Christ instead of for Him. Through this book you will rediscover the lost precepts of Biblical meditation, contemplative prayer, and waiting on the Lord and learn how to apply them in your own life. Most importantly, you will gain inspiration for your own intimate walk and the courage to spread the fire His presence to everyone around you! The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence also includes a modern-language translation of The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence. An inspiration to James Goll, this 15th-century believer has inspired generations of Christians with his simple life and profound writings on the nature and presence of the Lord.

The Art of Practicing Passion

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Author: Tami M. Prince, M.d.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976190483

Category:

Page: 186

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The Art of Practicing Passion is a collaborative effort from Dr. Tami M. Prince and 6 other women across the country committed to share an honest and true blueprint of their lives and the importance of celebrating the journey to success. Living in various cities across the country, ironically they all have a connection to Cleveland, Ohio. These women share stories of who they are, what their passion is and the path each took to discovering their passion. Educated, accomplished, driven women that share the same vision of pursuing the drive within no matter the situation! This is an exploration of how to navigate the challenges and The Art of Practicing Passion!

The Art of Agile Practice

A Composite Approach for Projects and Organizations

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Author: Bhuvan Unhelkar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466588691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 527

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The Art of Agile Practice: A Composite Approach for Projects and Organizations presents a consistent, integrated, and strategic approach to achieving "Agility" in your business. Transcending beyond Agile as a software development method, it covers the gamut of methods in an organization—including business processes, governance standards, project management, quality management, and business analysis—to show you how to use this composite approach to enhance your ability to adapt and respond to evolving business requirements. The book is divided into three parts: Introduces Agility and identifies the challenges facing organizations in terms of development and maintenance approaches Presents Composite Agile Method and Strategy (CAMS) as a carefully constructed combination of process elements and illustrates its application to development, business management, business analysis, project management, and quality Includes two Agile case studies, a comprehensive index, definitions of key acronyms, and appendices with a current list of Agile methods and interview summaries The book describes relevant metrics for the entire CAMS lifecycle and explains how to embed Agile practices within formal process-maps in projects. Filled with figures, case studies, and tables that illustrate key concepts, the text is ideal for a two- or three-day training course or workshop. It is also suitable for a 13-week education course for higher degree students that includes process discussions and consideration of Agile values at both software and business levels. The chapters are organized to correspond roughly to such lectures with an option to choose from the case study chapters.

The Art of Breathing

6 Simple Lessons to Improve Performance, Health, and Well-being

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Author: Nancy Zi

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781583940341

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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In this acclaimed classic--updated with a new Preface--an opera singer, voice teacher, and chi kung expert proposes a simple program of abdominal deep breathing exercises to improve performance and well-being. 25 illustrations.

Mastering the Art of Performance

A Primer for Musicians

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Author: Stewart Gordon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199884285

Category: Music

Page: 224

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In Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians, Stewart Gordon offers seasoned advice to musicians intent on meeting the challenges of performance. Through real-life examples and pre-performance exercises, this accessible manual gives musicians and other performers practical insights into every aspect of performance. While other books merely identify and describe the problems associated with performance, this book offers detailed suggestions for solving them. First, Gordon tackles the critical planning and preparatory stages, helping performers to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. The book's easy-to-follow exercises address the self-doubt and anxiety many musicians contend with, helping them to analyze why they perform, set goals and assess the level of energy needed to achieve them, and develop a performance philosophy. The book also offers techniques that will help musicians deal with some of the classic pitfalls of performance preparation, including repetition and drill, changing bad habits, and developing memory. For the performance itself, Gordon's insights help musicians with pacing and managing stage fright. For the aftermath, Gordon arms performers with strategies for dealing with criticism and conducting a constructive self-evaluation, equipping them to face the challenges of a lifetime of performances, including career plateaus and burnout. Gordon draws from more than forty years of experience in front of audiences to offer readers invaluable tips and personal reflections. While aimed primarily at musicians, the book will be useful to anyone facing the pressures of performance, such as actors, dancers, and even public speakers.

The Art of Philosophy

Wisdom as a Practice

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Author: Peter Sloterdijk

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231530404

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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In his best-selling book You Must Change Your Life, Peter Sloterdijk argued exercise and practice were crucial to the human condition. In The Art of Philosophy, he extends this critique to academic science and scholarship, casting the training processes of academic study as key to the production of sophisticated thought. Infused with humor and provocative insight, The Art of Philosophy further integrates philosophy and human existence, richly detailing the foundations of this relationship and its transformative role in making the postmodern self. Sloterdijk begins with Plato's description of Socrates, whose internal monologues were so absorbing they often rooted the philosopher in place. The original academy, Sloterdijk argues, taught scholars to lose themselves in thought, and today's universities continue this tradition by offering scope for Plato's "accommodations for absences." By training scholars to practice thinking as an occupation transcending daily time and space, universities create the environment in which thought makes wisdom possible. Traversing the history of asceticism, the concept of suspended animation, and the theory of the neutral observer, Sloterdijk traces the evolution of philosophical practice from ancient times to today, showing how scholars can remain true to the tradition of "the examined life" even when the temporal dimension no longer corresponds to the eternal. Building on the work of Husserl, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Arendt, and other practitioners of the life of theory, Sloterdijk launches a posthumanist defense of philosophical inquiry and its everyday, therapeutic value.